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In Search of Some Decent Sunglasses

Good sunglasses and el cheapo fashion ones you get on the High Street (or, worse, festival stalls) are worlds apart. I never believed in 'proper' sunglasses, preferring to chop and change between throwaway fashion pairs, until I fell in love with some Chanel frames. Simple, chic and classic black with a small, understated Mother of Pearl double C on each arm, these exquisite shades suckered me in and, after a month of trying them on every lunchtime, finally the spendy glasses store had a sale...

Can you trust the special offers on prescription sunglasses? We track down the real best deals for your eyes this summer

By Toby Walne for The Mail on SundayPublished: 19:47 EDT, 24 June 2017 | Updated: 05:05 EDT, 26 June 2017 Special offers for ‘free’ or ‘two-for-one’ prescription sunglasses are being heavily advertised in the high street as the sun beams down and we gear up for the summer holidays. Here, we take a sharp-eyed look at these promotions and assess whether they really offer value for money. We also examine alternative ways to buy prescription shades.Be aware of hidden costsThe eyes have it:...

Fake Glasses: To Try Or Not To Try?

Save to My FavouritesForget sunglasses, this season the fashion crowd are turning to good old specs to make a statement. It’s a surprising accessory renaissance; for years, those of us without 20:20 vision have been battling with contacts. Brands like Bailey Nelson may have made prescription eyewear cool again, but now those who don’t need glasses are turning to the trend.East London hipsters were some of the first to wear ‘faux’ specs as a style statement – ever since Shoreditch was...